If the eyes are the windows to the soul and a portal opening to reality and closing on dreams, then the eyelids can be seen as the gatekeepers to such worlds. Mabuta—a genre-merging band taking its name from the Japanese word for eyelid—has a keen understanding of that concept.
A1 Welcome To This World
A2 Bamako Love Song (Feat. Shabaka Hutchings)
B1 Fences (Feat. Shabaka Hutchings)
B2 Beneath The Waves
B3 Log Out Shut Down (Feat. Buddy Wells)
C1 Tafattala (Feat. Reza Khota)
D1 The Tunnel
D2 As We Drify Away
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‘Bardo’ is the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth.
It is an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between death and rebirth.
This material is truly special and, of course, it is not available in any other format or on any other label; tunes like "Forced March", an off-kilter percussion dance, or even the lop-sided ambient and drone of "Plavobradi" and "Veliki Prekor" provide freshness and diversity to house and techno sets worldwide.
Blurring the lines between techno, electronica and power electronics.
Balearic, jazzy and just pinch of yacht; both the original and the Canyon Version are pure sunset jams. "Maca" continues the slinky theme with a hip-wriggling, liquid rhythm while the much more mystic, spacious "Tengu's Mystery" takes us much deeper into the unknown folds of the night and the heavily reverbed slo-mo "Sixtern" chugs us all the way to sunup.
Envelope sees the producer follow up the IDM/downtempo inspired Intact LP with an eight tracker of slightly more varied substance. Sprawling, lo-fi cosmic synth business that recalls early Moebius/Cluster or Aphex Twin’s ambient ventures but inhabits its own unique world at the same time. We’ve been fans since Milan W’s appearance on the first various Ekster comp so this unexpected album comes as great news.